Change to your personal locales

flagsManjaro Linux is a small project based in Germany and France. That for we only support English, German and French out of the box. Some of you maybe need Spanish, Russian or other translations to have more fun with Manjaro. This example shows you how to add Russian support to Manjaro XFCE edition.

Open a terminal and type sudo gedit to open the editor. Then open followed file: /etc/locale.conf. It is used to configure your language in your terminal. Change LANG= to your own setting. Russian example would look like this:


To have your DE also in your language you have to edit /etc/environment. For russian it would simple look like this:

# This file is parsed by pam_env module
# Syntax: simple "KEY=VAL" pairs on separate lines

Next you have to undash your locale in /etc/locale.gen:

ru_RU.UTF-8 UTF-8
ru_RU ISO-8859-5

Then recreate your locales with:

[phil@manjaro ~]$ sudo locale-gen
Generating locales...
en_US.UTF-8... done
en_US.ISO-8859-1... done
ru_RU.KOI8-R... done
ru_RU.UTF-8... done
ru_RU.ISO-8859-5... done
Generation complete.

And at last you might want to install your translation for some applications:
sudo pacman -Sy firefox-i18n-ru thunderbird-i18n-ru

Reboot your system to have XFCE translated in russian.

For more information on this one read up in Arch’s Wiki.